Alain Vigneault announced today that Marc Staal is again suffering from a concussion due to the hit he took from Reid Boucher of the Devils Saturday night. He adds that the doctors feel it's not as serious as in the past.
…excuse me if I'm not relieved about the "not as serious" garbage. Any kind of concussion to a guy who's been through what Staal has is always serious. For his own well being, he needs to be shutdown indefinitely. Shame on the Rangers medical staff for even insinuating this could be minor.
…so now what? Trade? McIlrath? Allen? Status quo? Assuming Sather will stand pat during the homestand, but if this train wreck continues, expect a move.
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Derek Dorsett (wrist) will be back in the lineup tonight, while Arron Asham will make his 2013-14 debut.
Beniot Pouliot and Taylor Pyatt will be the healthy scratches.
…welp, we begged for some toughness in the lineup and now we've got it. It's now on Dorsett and Asham to set the tone tonight. Would love for AV to have a fourth line of Asham-Moore-Dorsett take the opening faceoff to send a message right off the bat.
…and hallelujah to both Pouliot and Pyatt in the press box. Let's hope their next destination is on waivers.
Henrik Lundqvist will get his fourth straight start tonight.
…didn't think Lundqvist had a great weekend of games, so I was hoping that Talbot might get the start tonight. Especially since he shutout the Predators last month.